April 12, 2014

Dutch designers Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstlap of Bernotat & Co. have used 3D printing to create "Radiolaria," a collection of eleven glow-in-the-dark lamps inspired by microscopic organisms.

Bernotat and Borstlap first 3D printed the structure and then sewed the 3D knitted textile, made of a polyester fabric and a glow in the dark material, over it. The work is influenced by the drawings of German biologist Ersnt Haeckel, who discovered, described and named thousands of new species. He is famous for his work on radiolaria that produce beautifully complex mineral skeletons.

Thanks to the 3D printing technology, the designers were able to apply the natural geometric form and symmetry of radiolaria into their design. The lamps glow in the dark and create a dreamy kind of atmosphere in the room.

The lamps are now being showcased at Ventura Lambrate on Via Ventura 6 in Milan.


Source: Treehugger


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